- Journal of SD History
Lecture: Charles Reiffel: Surviving as a Progressive Painter in San Diego by Bram Dijkstra
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Location:San Diego History Center, Casa de Balboa, Balboa Park
Cost:$7 members, students, seniors, military of both SDHC and SDMA/ $10 nonmembers
Charles Reiffel's daring and inspired Modernist landscape painting was much regarded on the East Coast in the early years of his career. However, once he had moved to Southern California, he quickly came to realize, as was often suggested by locals, that his work was 'too modern' for local taste. Relying on family and friends to support his artistic endeavors became a challenge to him, until the Depression, when the Federal Arts Project provided the commissions necessary to survive in San Diego. Join art historian, Bram Dijkstra, for an intriguing exploration of Reiffel's later years and the trials and triumphs of surviving as a progressive painter during the 1930s.